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February 7, 2012

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

Saint Vincent Seminary subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity in the classroom, workplace, and programs. Saint Vincent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, veteran status, national origin, marital status, genetic history, or disability in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and College policies. Saint Vincent prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

In conjunction with this policy, it must be understood that Saint Vincent Seminary is a Roman Catholic Seminary grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Church in accord with the magisterium, and that it is shaped by the Benedictine heritage of liturgical prayer, study, hospitality and community. As such, the Seminary is a center for the spiritual formation, human development, and academic and pastoral preparation of candidates for the priesthood. Consistent with this primary mission and responsive to the contemporary needs of the Church, the Seminary also provides programs for permanent diaconate candidates and offers degree programs to qualified men and women seeking a theological education.

Accordingly, nothing in this equal opportunity policy shall require Saint Vincent Seminary to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. Nor shall the policy be construed as a waiver of Constitutional or statutory rights which the Seminary enjoys as a religiously-affiliated institution. Nor does this policy abrogate the right of the Seminary to specify as a qualification for employment an individual’s willingness to fully embrace Saint Vincent Seminary’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine institution.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries involving students and programs regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related statutes and regulations:

Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B., Seminary Academic Dean, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe PA 15650-2690, (724) 805-2324 and Sandra Quinlivan, Associate Dean of Studies/Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe PA 15650, (724) 805-2371.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and to serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance:
Judith M. Maher, Assistant Counsel to the College / Director of Human Resources/Title IX &Section 504 Coordinator/, Office of Human Resources, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, (724) 805-2581.



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